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Save the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse

Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse was built in 1875. It has been a beacon on Chesapeake Bay keeping boaters safe from the Thomas Point Shoal. This iconic lighthouse is the last surviving screwpile lighthouse on Chesapeake Bay and has been a National Historic Landmark since 1999. The lighthouse was transferred to the City of Annapolis, the… Continue reading Save the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse

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Preservation Webinar Available Online

Did you miss the Webinar for the U.S. Lighthouse Society’s Preservation Grants program? Not to worry, the Society recorded it and it can be viewed on our website anytime! This instructional webinar was designed to communicate the Preservation Grants program guidelines and answer questions about the application process. Submitted April 1, 2018 *  *  *… Continue reading Preservation Webinar Available Online

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2018 Preservation Grants Cycle Begins

The U.S. Lighthouse Society’s Preservation Grants Program helps lighthouse preservation groups across the country preserve coastal landmarks that reflect the nation’s rich maritime history. The 2018 Preservation Grants Cycle has begun. Letters of Intent will be accepted until May 6, 2018. A complete description of the program, guidelines, and application process can be found on our Preservation… Continue reading 2018 Preservation Grants Cycle Begins

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Society Announces 2017 Preservation Grant Recipients

Emergency shoring of island lighthouses in Maine and Massachusetts, a new way into a lighthouse in New York, and a first step for the rescue of a lighthouse in Michigan will happen because of grants made by the United States Lighthouse Society in the third year of its Lighthouse Preservation Grants Program. A total of… Continue reading Society Announces 2017 Preservation Grant Recipients

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National Park Service awards more than $1.7 million in Maritime Heritage Grants

WASHINGTON – The National Park Service announced today the apportionment of $1,752,073 for 27 maritime heritage grants to applicants in 13 states and the District of Columbia. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD), the National Park Service awarded grants for projects that teach about and preserve sites and objects related… Continue reading National Park Service awards more than $1.7 million in Maritime Heritage Grants

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Grants for Lighthouse Preservation Now Available

The 2017 cycle for the U.S. Lighthouse Society’s Lighthouse Preservation Grants Program has begun. Letters of Intent must be received by March 24, 2017. Potential projects can relate to either preservation execution (i.e., “capital” or “bricks and mortar” projects) or preservation planning (i.e., “non-capital” projects); for example, research at National Archives, designs, drawings, assessments, surveys, etc. Grants up to $10,000… Continue reading Grants for Lighthouse Preservation Now Available

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Supporting Lighthouse Preservation

The U.S. Lighthouse Society encourages its members to support the lighthouses in their community. If you aren’t committed to a specific lighthouse, please consider supporting the Society’s Preservation Grants Program. In 2016 a total of $35,000 in grants was awarded through this program, drawing on the interest from a still-growing investment fund that the U.S. Lighthouse… Continue reading Supporting Lighthouse Preservation

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Success! Maritime Heritage Grant Program Restored 

Good News! Language to amend the National Maritime Heritage Act was included in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 (the Defense bill) that was favorably voted on today by the US House of Representatives (375 to 34). Members of the House and Senate reached agreement on the bill last week after a summer of… Continue reading Success! Maritime Heritage Grant Program Restored